Vincent Abate Way

Vincent Abate with two of his grandchildren in front of the McCarren Park playground that is named after him.

A block of Manhattan Avenue (between Metropolitan Avenue and Conselyea Street) will add the name of the late Vincent Abate to it. Manhattan Avenue is where Mr. Abate lived and worked for most of his life; he passed away earlier this year at age 96. “Vinny was a sterling example of dedication and public service,” said Council Member Stephen Levin.  This couldn’t be better exemplified by the 34 years he served as chairman of Community Board 1, which makes him the longest serving chairman of CB1.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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